A hop, step and jump to Leap?

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From the elegance of a society wedding in yesterday's image to the rustic charm of a street scene in Leap, Co. Cork. It seems to have been a bit windy judging by the lassies pinafore outside Donovan's. The is a God (I am dyslexic), some chucks and some very curious little ones (with a shy one behind).

Photographer: Fergus O’Connor

Collection: Fergus O'Connor Collection

Date: 1900 - 1920?

NLI Ref: OCO 274

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    derangedlemur

    • 08/Mar/2022 08:47:51

    Streetview: goo.gl/maps/9mfM9GWPD5TzZNDC6

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    DannyM8

    • 08/Mar/2022 08:54:44

    I think I see a Dog..

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 08/Mar/2022 09:21:58

    Mr French / Lawrence was there also - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000040493

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    Foxglove

    • 08/Mar/2022 09:36:21

    my dogometer is slow today, it is lying by the garden wall, excellent spotting - Danny

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    suckindeesel

    • 08/Mar/2022 09:58:50

    Interesting to compare the difference in resolutions between the two photos, Lawrence being far in front

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 08/Mar/2022 10:15:47

    I don't think there is a lot of time difference between the two photos, just a season, by the vegetation. Same Dog (see note) and the wall is repaired (see other note). Same insulators on the telegraph pole. The Lawrence photo has a 'Cork Examiner' poster with possibly Monday September 11 (?? needs better eyesight than mine), which happened in 1905 and 1911.

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    Steve Bowbrick

    • 08/Mar/2022 11:51:30

    Donovans and O'Donovans are deep in the the history of Leap - and crossing the gorge into West Carberry still feels like a big deal. If you're driving West from Cork City, once you're past Leap it feels like you're really entered the West!

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    Bernard Healy

    • 08/Mar/2022 12:18:14

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] I wonder if it might be Sept 1908. The reference to Sevenoaks & the inquest of a general makes me think it might have to do with Major General Luard whose inquest was reported in the Kent newspaper in late August 1908. www.anglozuluwar.com/images/Journal_36/The_curious_case_o...

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    suckindeesel

    • 08/Mar/2022 13:21:02

    Tempting, but date is definitely Sept 191?, maybe

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    davehanley1

    • 08/Mar/2022 14:05:38

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ trees look a little bare to be September?

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    suckindeesel

    • 08/Mar/2022 16:52:11

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ No, the Lawrence one has the Sept Cork Examiner poster. The date is not quite clear. Compare with the equivalent poster in the later one, Not resolvable at all.

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 08/Mar/2022 19:51:50

    Perhaps it was a Leap Year.

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 09/Mar/2022 06:26:05

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy] That Sevenoaks General inquest in 1908 is looking good for the Lawrence photo. Trove is full of tittle-tattle in August / September 1908 - trove.nla.gov.au/search/category/newspapers?keyword=seven... Which implies this photo is after September 1908, and in the winter or early spring 1909 (the trees). Could be imagining it; the 'LECTURE' poster says "Monday April...". Or maybe not??

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Mar/2022 06:56:31

    Next door in the catalogue is OCO 273, we thought before 1913: Castletownshend, Co. Cork!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Mar/2022 06:57:59

    And OCO 272 is 1900 to 1905:

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Mar/2022 07:00:45

    OCO 276 is 1906-1917: When the boat comes in...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Mar/2022 07:04:25

    OCO 277 looks consistent with OCO 158, 1911-14 Street scene, Lurgan

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Mar/2022 08:04:53

    I believe the poster in Donovan's window today says: LECTURE LIFE OF ST. PATRICK KINSALE? HOTEL something

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Mar/2022 08:28:20

    There is a Donovan, Mrs. H, grocer and draper in Leap in the 1920 Guys corkpastandpresent with all the other Guys almanacs is out of action for a re-write.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Mar/2022 08:45:58

    Something off in 1901 and 1911 census, I only see part of Leap in each (the Droum/Drom part I think)

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Mar/2022 12:06:36

    Before this parochial hall, built 1913, per the NIAH

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Mar/2022 12:22:24

    OK, I think the rest of Leap is listed as the townland North of Crom, Kilmacabea. Hannah Donovan is here with single daughters Nell (30) and Teresa (29). I would guess it is one of the daughters at the door.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Mar/2022 12:28:19

    On September 4th 1911 (after the census), Ellen Maria Donovan of Leap married Jeremiah Collins, a Draper from Skibbereen. Her father was Bartholomew Donovan, shopkeeper.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Mar/2022 12:36:11

    In 1901, their brother Bartholomew was there, too.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Mar/2022 13:12:20

    Bartholomew the da died in 1884 aged 41 of consumption. Address Leap Kilmacabea, a General Merchant. Bartholomew Jnr. born just a couple of months earlier, mothers name given as Johanna née Crowley. On their marriage record, we learn that in 1876 Bartholomew was a farmer, and Hannah Crowley was the shopkeeper in Leap.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Mar/2022 14:48:38

    I think I read the headline "CATHOLICS AND THE GOVERNMENT" in the similar Lawrence.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Mar/2022 15:26:48

    There seems to have been a lot of news about Catholics and an Education Bill and the implications for Catholic schools in the UK from 1906 to 1908.

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 09/Mar/2022 21:00:56

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Persistence + eyesight = good work! 🔍 + 👀 = ✅

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 10/Mar/2022 07:22:26

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Fantastic job, well done.

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 14/Mar/2022 09:00:12

    Magnificent capture

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    Aidrean S

    • 14/Mar/2022 10:59:23

    A typical country road in Ireland, stunning <3